Wallace Earle Stegner Mormon country

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Mormon country

 
9780801551642: Mormon country

Where others saw only sage, a salt lake, and a great desert, the Mormons saw their “lovely Deseret,” a land of lilacs, honeycombs, poplars, and fruit trees. Unwelcome in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, they migrated to the dry lands between the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada to establish Mormon country, a wasteland made green. Like the land the Mormons settled, their habits stood in stark contrast to the frenzied recklessness of the American West. Opposed to the often prodigal individualism of the West, Mormons lived in closely knit – some say ironclad – communities. The story of Mormon country is one of self-sacrifice and labor spent in the search for an ideal in the most forbidding territory of the American West. Richard W. Etulain provides a new introduction to this edition.

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"Stegner’s book makes excellent reading and is also solidly based. . . . His residence of fifteen years in the region he is describing allows him to mingle ease with authority."—New York Times.

"Stegner combines a great amount of information and lively comment with fine description of one of the most beautiful and least known regions of the United States."—Boston Globe.

Where others saw only sage, a salt lake, and a great desert, the Mormons saw their "lovely Deseret," a land of lilacs, honeycombs, poplars, and fruit trees. Unwelcome in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, they migrated to the dry lands between the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada to establish Mormon country, a wasteland made green. Like the land the Mormons settled, their habits stood in stark contrast to the frenzied recklessness of the American West. Opposed to the often prodigal individualism of the West, Mormons lived in closely knit—some say ironclad—communities. The story of Mormon country is one of self-sacrifice and labor spent in the search for an ideal in the most forbidding territory of the American West. Richard W. Etulain provides a new introduction to this edition.

About the Author:

Wallace Stegner (1909–93) was one of America’s most distinguished novelists and essayists. His works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angle of Repose and The Spectator Bird, winner of the National Book Award. Richard W. Etulain is a professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico. He is the coauthor of The American West: A Twentieth-Century History (Nebraska 1989) and Stegner: Conversations on History and Literature.

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Wallace Stegner
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Wallace Earle Stegner
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Stegner, Wallace Earle
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Stegner, Wallace
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Descripción Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1975. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Kristiansen, Chris - Cover Design Ilustrador. First Printing. 362 Pages Indexed. Coyright 1942 renewed in 1970. No print date given but is probably a 1975 release. Cover price is $3.95. Tight square trade paperback with very minor cover edge and corner wear. Interior text pages are flawless. Mormon Country is a term that applies to the area that Brigham Young and his followers colonized in the mid to late 19th century. The area includes: Utah, southern Idaho, western Wyoming, western Colorado, eastern Nevada and northern Arizona. This area was originally named Deseret by the Mormons. This is the story of Mormonism and how the followers of the vision of Joseph Smith and Brlgham Young came to prosper in an arid and seemingly barren land. It is an account of geography and settlers, pioneers and patriarchs, and heritages and customs. The author includes anecdote, fact, legend, and lore to transmit a true sense of the people and their spirit. He describes the difficult trek of the Mormon forefathers to the area of the Great Salt Lake, the Mormon struggle against strictures of federal law, the establishment. of prosperous farm communes, and the host of colorful characters -- prophets, apostates, leaders, and bandits who have put their stamp on the history of the vast and rugged area of the United States. Here is a lively treatment of a part of America whose mixed experiences of isolation and integration make it truly unique. Contents in Two Parts: The Rock Our Fathers Planted, and The Might of the Gentile. The author grew up in Great Falls, Montana, Salt Lake City.and received a B.A. degreee from The University of Utah in 1930. Stegner was an Ameerican historian, novelist, short story writer, and enivironmentalist and was ofter called The Dean of Western Writers. Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4". Nº de ref. de la librería 14256

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